Knowledge base

Knowledge Base is a collection of thoughtful and unique stories and tidbits that celebrate wine.

Whether you're just getting started or are a wine aficionado, this is your destination for knowledge. Published by Usual, a lifestyle brand designing and creating thoughtful and delicious wines and beverages, Knowledge Base celebrates indulging yourself with information and a glass of wine, whenever, wherever, and however you want.

Wine in a Can: What To Know Before You Crack One Open

You're probably wondering about the quality of wine in a can. You also likely want to know the difference between wine in a can versus wine in a glass bottle. Well, wonder no more. We're spilling all the details so you can crush your next wine sipping experience.

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Holding Wine Glasses: Answers To the Questions You’re Too Embarrassed To Ask

There are no dumb questions here! We go into detail on different holds for various wine glasses, the most secure grip to avoid spills, and why this seemingly insignificant aspect of wine culture even matters. Keep reading to discover our hints so you can look effortlessly classy at your next cocktail hour.

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Grenache Blanc: What To Know About This Overlooked White Wine

We're spilling the details about Grenache Blanc wine, including how it's made, where it comes from, how it compares to other vinos, and how to make the most of every glass — food pairings and ideal serving temperature included. When you hear the word "Grenache," chances are you first think of Grenache

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Everything You Need To Know About Drinking Sherry Wine

It’s time to explore the world of Sherry wine. Learn all about this Spanish classic, including how it’s made and how to enjoy it alongside delicious tapas-style dishes.

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Prosecco Wine: All You Need To Know About This Italian Classic

Prosecco wine isn’t simply a cheaper alternative to Champagne. Read on to learn what it is, how Prosecco is made, and how to serve it and pair it with food.

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Chianti Wine: A Nostalgic Wine With a Rich Tuscan Heritage

In this guide to your bottle of Chianti, we explain where Chianti wine comes from, the history of this lustrous red, and how to enjoy it (red checkered tablecloth and straw baskets optional).

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Bordeaux Wine 101: Understanding This Classic Varietal

In this article, we’ll give you the lowdown on Bordeaux wine — from what this fine wine tastes like to the complicated borders of the Bordeaux region. Consider this your beginner’s guide to all things Bordeaux.

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Ice Wine: The Fascinating Dessert Wine Everyone Must Try

Made from frozen grapes, ice wine is perfect with dessert or after a celebratory meal. We’ll tell you the history of this indulgent sweet wine and how it’s best enjoyed.

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Discovering Fruit Wine: What Is It and How Is It Different?

Grapes get a lot of attention in the wine world, but have you tried fruit wine? Get ready to explore how it’s made and how it’s best enjoyed.

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Gamay Wine: Get To Know This Fresh and Fruity Red

If you tend to reach for a glass of Pinot Noir, it might be time to give Gamay wine a try. This guide will tell you all about this lesser-known red wine.

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Grenache Wine: Getting To Know This Underappreciated Red

Whether you've only heard of it in passing or are earnestly looking for a new red to swirl and sip, there's plenty to learn about Grenache wine. Get ready to be on a first-name basis with this multifaceted wine, including where it comes from, how it's made, and how to make the most of every glass.

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Why It's Time You Tried Chenin Blanc Wine

Switch up your Champagne routine with a delightfully acidic bottle of Chenin Blanc wine. This versatile white pairs beautifully with rich meals or sweet desserts, and comes sparkling or still. Learn all about this zesty varietal here.

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